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Over 3 million Texans are suffering from a mental health condition. That is almost 10% of the population of Texas. Despite this, access to mental healthcare facilities in the state is critically low compared to the number of people who require services. In Houston alone, the ratio of people to mental health providers is 800:1, compared to the national average of 350:1. Overall, studies show that Texas ranks last in mental health care in the nation. So where can you go to get the help you need? 

SUN Behavioral Health in Houston offers a wide variety of services to help best support our community. From a specialized women’s trauma program to adolescent and adult programs for substance use disorder or other mental illnesses, we have options to help you on your healing journey.

What Can Cause Mental Health Issues?

The study of the brain and the conditions that can form within it is ever-growing. Because of this, we still don’t know every answer to what exactly can cause certain mental illnesses, but we have narrowed down some of the causes. 

Genetics can play a big part in mental illness. Conditions such as ADHD, autism, and bipolar disorder are known to have genetic links within them. This means you could either be born with the condition already, or, in some cases, have a higher risk of developing it in the future. 

Some mental illnesses are developed over time from outside factors. The most common known causes for developing a mental illness later in life stem from physical or mental trauma. 

Here are some conditions that can develop after experiencing a traumatic situation:

  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

What Are the Treatment Options for Mental Illnesses?

When looking into treatment for a mental illness, it’s important to know what options you have to choose from. Not every treatment plan works for every patient, so exploring your options will help you pick one that will fit best for you. There are a wide variety of options out there.

Here is a basic breakdown of some of the most common treatment options:

  • Inpatient Services: Inpatient services offer a variety of treatment options, from individual sessions to group therapy to adding opportunities to try out new hobbies or exercises, with one key difference. Inpatient is when a person stays at a facility for a long period of time during their treatment, which can help them feel more stable or not have to worry about outside factors during their healing.
  • Outpatient Services: Outpatient offers the same programs as inpatient, with therapy, group therapy, and other activities, while letting the patient return home at night to continue to care for or be with their family. 
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mental health services in Houston
  • Medication: Medication is usually used in combination with another form of treatment. Medication can be used to help the individual manage the symptoms of their mental illness in order to better focus on healing. 
  • Counseling: This is the form of treatment most people think of when they imagine getting help for their mental health. Counseling, or what some people might just call “therapy,” is when you have one-on-one sessions with a professional in order to talk through what you’re experiencing. It can help you learn new skills and ways of thinking to help overcome your symptoms to lead a happier life. 
  • Group therapy: Group therapy is a great option for those who might feel alone in their situation, especially in regard to recovering from trauma or substance use disorders. It brings together those working to recover from similar situations and helps them learn how others grew. This kind of therapy also provides a support network for the patient to lean on and grow in. 
  • Alternative Treatments: Alternative treatments vary from wellness classes like meditation and yoga to retreats or equine therapy. If any of the above options don’t sound appealing to you, looking into alternative treatments can give you many more options for your recovery. 


What Mental Health Programs
Does SUN Behavioral Offer?

Here at SUN Behavioral Health Houston, we offer many services in order to best serve you and our community. We understand that women are more proportionally affected by mental health, so we offer specific services to help women recover from trauma. We also offer services geared specifically toward adolescents who’re struggling with their mental health. 

Our programs include inpatient service and outpatient service, traditional counseling, treatment for co-occurring disorders, and even telehealth options for ease of access at home. If you’re unsure which program or service might be best for you, we’re happy to help discuss your options to find out which route you should take on your journey to mental wellness. 

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Houston mental health treatment facility

SUN combines an experienced and knowledgeable staff with industry-leading best practices to give every patient a path to recovery and wellness. Our mental health programs are designed to help patients experiencing any of the following:

  • Depression, hopelessness
  • Thoughts or actions of self-harm
  • Decreased ability (or inability) to function and complete activities of daily living
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety, persistent worry, panic attacks
  • Auditory or visual hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that aren’t there) or delusional thinking
  • Paranoia (fear of someone or something)
  • Hypervigilance (highly alert to danger)
  • Increased impulsivity and risk-taking behavior

What are the Benefits of Getting Treatment for Mental Health?

Mental health is an important aspect of wellness. When dealing with a mental illness, the symptoms that come along with it can sometimes be debilitating. Different mental health issues come with their own symptoms and root causes. Treatment can help you figure out what you might be experiencing and how to best resolve it. 

Here are just a few of the ways mental health can negatively impact your life:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Low motivation
  • Low appetite
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty remembering things
  • Feeling disconnected from yourself or your emotions

These symptoms can make living your day-to-day life more difficult than it needs to be. Some people may turn to alcohol or other substances to help manage their symptoms, which can lead to their own array of potential problems.

Getting treatment to help with your mental health can help you learn how to manage your symptoms, better understand your triggers, and learn the skills you need to help yourself in the future. 

What We Want To Achieve at SUN Behavioral Houston

SUN Behavioral Houston believes that education is an important key to well-being. We hope to help our community, families, and patients better understand both what they’re dealing with as well as the programs that are available to help them. We work hard to adapt to the needs we see around us, giving people the opportunity to learn and work towards their goals from home or be able to come in to see us if that’s what they need. From telehealth to inpatient options, our goal is to help you reach your goals. 

If you or a loved one are in need of a mental health service or want to learn more about what we have to offer, you can call us today at 713-796-2273 or easily schedule a no-cost, telehealth consultation here.


FAQs About Mental Health Services

What mental health services are offered for teens?

Over 300,000 Texans aged 12-17 have depression, and we at SUN Behavioral understand the importance of giving accurate care to best help them. We have programs available specifically for teens and adolescents in order to best serve them and their families.

Do insurance companies cover mental health services?

One of the biggest barriers to receiving care is cost, and we understand that here at SUN Behavioral Health. Each insurance has different options for treatments and their coverage. If you’re curious about what your insurance might cover, call us today at 713-796-2273 and we will happily help you find out what options you have.

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